Richard Marshall DB SD 7 Months
The Jaguars hosted free agent DB Richard Marshall on Friday.
Marshall could be a candidate to start in Jacksonville, upgrading on Alan Ball opposite rookie Dwayne Gratz. Marshall can also play slot corner and safety. Per PFT's Mike Florio, the Chargers "remain in the mix" to sign Marshall.
Richard Marshall DB SD 7 Months
Dolphins released CB Richard Marshall.
Another cog of GM Jeff Ireland's two-year masterplan down the drain. The move clears $4.55 million in salary. Overpaid to the tune of a three-year, $16 million contract in 2012, Marshall was limited to just four games by a back injury last season. Those are four games for which he was paid over $5 million. Marshall is hard-nosed and versatile, but was miscast as an outside starter. Ireland's admission of defeat is made more stunning by the fact that he has no clear alternative opposite Brent Grimes. Perhaps Ireland is ready to throw second-rounder Jamar Taylor into the fire, but career slot-man Dimitri Patterson is the best bet.
Richard Marshall DB SD 8 Months
Dolphins RCB Richard Marshall has "moved past" his 2012 back problems and is fully expected to open the season as a starter.
Marshall and LCB Brent Grimes are markered in as Miami's Week 1 bookend corners. Rookies Jamar Taylor and Will Davis, along with veteran Dimitri Patterson, will push Nolan Carroll at nickel back. Marshall had back surgery last November to repair two ruptured disks. When healthy, he's a versatile if inconsistent cover man capable of covering the slot and playing some safety.
Richard Marshall DB SD Feb 15 '13
Dolphins CB Richard Marshall says his surgically repaired back has healed enough that he could play in a game today.
The Fins may hold Marshall out of early-offseason workouts as a precaution, but it sounds like he's pretty close to 100 percent. Marshall is currently the top corner on Miami's roster signed for 2013, as Sean Smith is a free agent. Expect Marshall to open the season as a starter barring something unforeseen.
Richard Marshall DB SD Jan 18 '13
The Miami Herald suggests Dolphins CB Richard Marshall is a candidate for offseason release.
The Fins signed Marshall to a three-year, $16 million deal last offseason, but he struggled in coverage before rupturing two disks in his back in late September. The repair required a "daylong" surgery. Marshall is owed $4.55 million in 2013, and cutting him would save $3.02 million under the salary cap.
Richard Marshall DB SD Dec 18 '12
Dolphins CB Richard Marshall (back surgery) has begun to rehab.
Marshall underwent a "daylong" procedure in November to repair two ruptured disks. He's yet to be cleared to run, but "if all goes well," he'll be ready for OTAs. Signed through 2014, Marshall was shaky as he played through injury this season, and is unlikely to be guaranteed a starting job next summer.
Richard Marshall DB SD Nov 07 '12
Dolphins placed CB Richard Marshall (back) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Marshall showed promise in early in the season after the Dolphins cut bait with Vontae Davis and handed him the starting job, but he hasn't seen the field since Week 4. Nolan Carroll will likely remain the starter at RCB going forward.